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Innovation in teaching English in Catalonia
 
 
The Catalan language <ul><ul><li>About 11 million speakers. </li></ul></ul>
What is scaffolding? Scaffolding is   supporting learners in various ways , enabling them to do what they cannot yet do wi...
TEACHER TRAINING AND INNOVATION IN CATALONIA
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><ul><li>Innovative projects  = PELE  (Projecte Experimental de Llengües Estrangeres ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prima...
<ul><ul><li>Foreign language school projects in Catalonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PELE – secondary education </li></ul>...
<ul><ul><li>CLIL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2002 the European Council in Barcelona called for “further action ... to im...
 
<ul><ul><ul><li>2005-06: 2 (primary) and 7 (secondary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2006-07: 9 (primary) and 10 (se...
The Institutes of  Science  Education (ICE) <ul><li>These are institutions depending directly on Catalan Universities. The...
 
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  1. 1. Innovation in teaching English in Catalonia
  2. 4. The Catalan language <ul><ul><li>About 11 million speakers. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. What is scaffolding? Scaffolding is   supporting learners in various ways , enabling them to do what they cannot yet do without support. When learners achieve independence, the scaffolding is removed, and a higher goal is set.
  4. 6. TEACHER TRAINING AND INNOVATION IN CATALONIA
  5. 12. <ul><ul><li>Innovative projects = PELE (Projecte Experimental de Llengües Estrangeres ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A----- English in the kindergarten </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B -----Improvement of Oral Skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C -----CLIL </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D -----Learning a second foreign language </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A -----Improvement of Oral Skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B -----Projects in English </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C -----CLIL </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Context: Catalonia
  6. 13. <ul><ul><li>Foreign language school projects in Catalonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PELE – secondary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2007: 52 schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008: 65 schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2009: 45 schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2010: 33 schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PELE - primary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2007: 240 schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008: 179 schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2009: 152 schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2010: 241 schools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 14. <ul><ul><li>CLIL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2002 the European Council in Barcelona called for “further action ... to improve the mastery of basic skills, in particular by teaching at least two foreign languages from a very early age ”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But how to find more hours for languages in an already crowded curriculum? And how to go about teaching languages successfully to relatively new target groups? - Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) can provide an answer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2003 the European Commission brought out an Action Plan for language learning and linguistic diversity, where CLIL is listed as one of the innovative methods to improve the quality of language teaching. </li></ul></ul>European Context
  8. 16. <ul><ul><ul><li>2005-06: 2 (primary) and 7 (secondary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2006-07: 9 (primary) and 10 (secondary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2007-08: 20 (primary) and 24 (secondary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008-09: 20 (primary) and 8 (secondary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2009-10: 15 (primary) and 18 (secondary) </li></ul></ul></ul>To train CLIL teachers & have CLIL materials there are: 10-week paid leaves for teachers in the UK and France
  9. 17. The Institutes of  Science  Education (ICE) <ul><li>These are institutions depending directly on Catalan Universities. Their aims are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training the trainers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and educative innovation </li></ul></ul>In Catalonia there are 6 ICEs: Barcelona (UB, UAB, UPC), Lleida (UdL), Girona (UdG) and Tarragona (URV)

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